Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Children's Cancer Foundation N/A Singapore Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology N/A Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
EndoFrance N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
WorldSkills International N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Page SUM 538,063

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,469,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Odyssey Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 480,609

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 5,430,600

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